Botox is a synthetic toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It was first discovered in 1796, but not used medically until 1989 when the FDA approved its use as a treatment for strabismus and blepharospasm.
Today, Botox injections are most often used for the temporary correction of horizontal forehead lines, frown lines, also known as glabellar lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes.
While Botox is one of the most popular and trusted treatments for wrinkle reduction, it’s not uncommon for patients to have a number of questions prior to undergoing injections. These include: How quickly does Botox work? What can I expect from results? How long does Botox last?
Continue reading to learn all about Botox and if it’s right for you.
How Quickly Does Botox Take Effect?
In addition to wondering – How long does Botox last? – many women and men are curious about when they will start seeing Botox results.
It generally takes 3-5 days for Botox to take effect and patients will begin to notice that their skin appears smoother and that they look more rested and refreshed. Full results are usually achieved after 7-10 days, but it can take up to 2 weeks for the neurotoxin to fully block nerve impulses and inhibit muscle contraction.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Like many considering Botox, you likely have one very important question on your mind: How long does Botox last?
There is not a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. That’s because Botox results and longevity depend on how much is injected, how the injection is administered, and how it interacts with your body during this time.
Keeping this in mind, most patients can enjoy Botox benefits, including smoother skin and a more refreshed appearance, for 3-4 months or longer in some cases.
If you are considering Botox to revitalize your appearance, please call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled and experienced injectors.